الكلمات الرئيسة : Shipbuilding industry in Gulf countries
مجلة دراسات إقلیمیة,
2013, السنة 10, العدد 31, الصفحة 267-287
Ship building was the most economic a activities of Arab Gulf before exploring oil and the 4th and 5th decades of 20th century Separated between two economic ages in the region. They are the age of diving looking for pearls and the oil age being considered the main resource for economy at present. This is true for ship building which began to collapse after changes taken place upon the Gulf society.
People in Arab Gulf were famous in crafts connected with Sea and these crafts represent a cultural heritage and families in the Gulf took its names. Their products express the art of ship building for years and it is necessary in keeping this sort of craft